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to the point that some. many questions but no one. that i'm going to get from the feed some information. should be e.u. delegation looking into us buying in europe comes away empty handed while an internal review into american surveillance goes on. it is laughable it is just about as laughable as wall street banks regulating themselves. their human beings after all the torture and abuse accusations keep piling up and one. officials inside to try to convince our crew the inmates are just fine for a look from inside. their secret deal to water down the e.u. regulations right behind the back of brussels to mollify upset on the industrial
giant. it's not just off the twelve o'clock noon here in moscow it's the life with the headlines it's good to have you with us today why do you spy and e.u. delegation has met america's intelligence officials face to face to hear their explanations how the u.s. national security agency was apparently not only tapping the phone calls of tens of millions of europeans but also intercepting the communications of world leaders as well but the missions members were clearly disappointed by the response they got. reports from washington. the e.u. delegation came to get answers from the n.s.a. and they got nothing keith alexander told members of the e.u.
delegation that they are not spying on european citizens on a massive scale obviously there is no way of checking it i caught up with some members of that he says this is sort of like trying to get from some information. don't clarify. the situation. we are lies the mass of the violence cannot be based on the question against the terrorists and of course in order to do do you have information about the telephone or fungal or medical it cannot be justified in the fight against terrorism here the figures we have seen the europeans have how to collect information about as a regions of afghanistan yemen and so on not overall. figures. in terms in german need to give in to the french if you germany. would have done. it so keep alexander told them whatever intelligence european agencies are sharing
with the n.s.a. is from war zones again no way of checking any of that so was that just a symbolic gesture on the part of the e.u. delegation to ask those questions well they definitely need to show european citizens that their representatives are not completely new so they came to washington expressed reserved indignation quite reserved and agreed to cooperate further we've seen it before. now a special intelligence committee launched a review into the u.s. surveillance activities overseas and may even try to restrict them so this is something the n.s.a. chief is working very hard to prevent have a listen it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings. it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked by a huge showing there's little chance the u.s. will give up its wiretapping that's according to american geo political analyst
eric draitser. to entrust the scene bureaucrats like clapper and others who have been caught lying publicly on the record to congress and to other policymakers and officials about the nature of these programs about what the united states is doing about its very operations in the most public sense of the word and so we are to intrust these people with some kind of an internal review it is laughable it is just about as laughable as wall street banks regulating themselves. and many more details of the techniques the n.s.a. uses are being revealed a report now in the washington post showing the agency has been harvesting huge amounts of data from google and yahoo by simply breaking into their communications system links this leaked sketch from an internal presentation shows how the n.s.a. intercepts google traffic by tapping into the company's data cables millions of records collected in this way on a daily basis as part of
a program code named muscular and as you can see right here the n.s.a. engine is soon to enjoy what they're doing if smiley face is anything to go by. we get many more impressions of what these doodles mean on our website dot com. now on the program no matter how hard the u.s. government's working on mending the shattered image of guantanamo bay the flow of criticism continues to shower down on the prison a new report by a u.s. based human rights group has found quote systematic violations of the side and called for its immediate closure. went directly to guantanamo bay to see what it's like for herself from deep inside the walls of good mo is her report. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous prison no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own torture hunger strikes
and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right you know we have the court system to time and that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges today one hundred sixty four remain over half of them cleared for release but still kept locked up. on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. furnace and water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely beautiful place and you get around all the other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under
a thick veil of denial and secrecy delta house is a hospital and library and this is also a place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricated and we give the patient a choice that they want to have. which is agent who will numb the area or if they want to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the will. in fact some of our patients are so. used to this they will describe which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should
not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described it as torture the restraint chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the places that had the civilian world of it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what this thing anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me requested klein and the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. to the chair legs to the ground. strap across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak
directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank heavens meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five old single cells where the so-called less
compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when officials deem that detainees have behaved better there will be warded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard and. one ton of cuba and another scandal that battered the prison last week james connell the lawyer of one of the men they're accused of aiding the nine eleven attacks has no claim that his client suffers from major health problems after being tortured by the cia here's what he had to say to us. immediately upon being transferred to guantanamo bay mr abu cheek went to the medical staff and complained that he had suffered a head injury while in cia custody nothing was done to follow up on that there's no
investigation into someplace else told military commissions there's no investigation into the possibility of a federal civilian court there are still a significant number of people who are on hunger strike at guantanamo bay who are being force fed and sometimes hospitalized the most important question is the silencing of the defendants that they can't tell anyone whether that's the un special rapporteur on torture or members of congress and their staff who are investigating the issue they can't tell anyone about what happened to them in cia custody that's what we're challenging because if we can break the silence on that question there could be real movement on guantanamo bay are still to come on the program here on. the number one priority would be to make a decision that is based on what is the best and most you would have been sustainable for our people or for economy the head of the irish government kenny talking to watty about becoming the first country to turn around the financial boat
covered. the busy day today thank you for joining us it is a merged germany and the u.k. a deep in talks right behind the back of brussels over watering down laws in return for helping weaken environmental regulations. in safeguarding the leeway enjoyed by the bankers and it's all drawing accusations of so-called cynical disregard for the
public good as pawns. with friends like these who needs enemies david cameron for all his faults we negotiate with the e.u. the nieve it all together and germany. holds the entire project together and yet these two countries that are reportedly cutting a secret deal to protect their main industry again e.u. regulation it's a tit for tat thing britain is proposing to support germany's to delay the introduction of a cap on carbon dioxide emissions which will harm b.m.w. mercedes and and in return in seeking germany's help to protect the banking sector from the ways of brussels regulations the proposed deal may also include asking for germany's help to a cap on bankers' bonuses something the tory policies controversy points against
the tide of public opinion but it's not just me and practically every member has something to complain about. it's milk pricing policies spain is unhappy with fishing reforms others criticised sky high budget contributions red tape and bailouts whether it's contributing to them or punishing economic regimes after receiving them all combined to undermine the project but now that two of the unions most powerful members appear to be commuting to defy the rules of the organization it looks like. a whole new level. go on the program. director of economics she believes at the end of the day. system itself it's failing health. it could be definitely the beginning of a trend because brussels again has grown too far if we just look at how many
regulations called as memoir rund directive sco out every month by brussels and they harm the national economy is they harm the national competitiveness one size fits all politics that have been tried to pursue do not work we have seen this during the so-called financial crisis the euro crisis obviously it does not american this is what we see now it finally becomes clear that this big picture of big brussels definitely hurts the national interests and as the e.u. countries continue to bicker among themselves there are some growing signs of economic hope the irish government has said it will soon leave the bailout program forced upon it when it came close to bankruptcy that was five years ago so obtuse works on a boy caught up with armin's prime minister enda kenny he says the terms of the exit are worked out by political leaders not by the heads of financial institutions
like the european central bank. but officials might have a few political leaders have got to decide in the interests of europe and that's the decision that was made it's very clear referred to in all of the meeting since . i moved walk after christmas and i'll start this we will be the first your own country to exist below the number one priority would be to make a decision that is based on what is the best and most curable and sustainable exists for our people for economy mode was to force country having to deal with the scale of borrowing to support to be capitalized banks and not have the facilities available from the european perspective that we have negotiated with our colleagues like thank you union supervision and new regulations and the possibility of capitalization. so what does it mean what does it take for different people to survive in today's economic rat race get the details with the kaiser report out today. you know it takes other warning you can do to keep in the same place said
the red queen to alice it takes all the printing you can do to keep in the same place the banks are to bernanke it takes all the working you can do to keep in the same place said the near futile fact of the chumps we have to work for a living but i say not only does it take all the running printing and working but it also takes all the bombing stealing and the fraud exploring and dying shaking breaking and taking to stay in the same frickin place isn't that right stacy. carter reports a bit later today here on our t.v. for the meantime though to washington we go where the iraqi prime minister is asked the u.s. to bring its airborne muscle back to his country to tackle the snowballing violence more than four hundred people have been killed in iraq just this month alone my colleague bill dog spoke with karen could get she was in the u.s. air force she believes in the end of the day bringing more weapons into iraq is
only going to worsen matters that. airpower is not the solution to the kind of security and strife that you're seeing in the urban areas. all it's going to do is what it's done for twenty years it's going to destroy buildings and people pollute the environment it doesn't work very well and you mention collateral damage well that's the rule that's kind of the rule when we use air power we expect and we get plenty of collateral damage and you can't you can't really make up for that by saying i'm sorry you said only pointing the finger of blame at the political system that the prime minister there but just how much is the u.s. responsible for the situation now in the wrong oh my goodness i mean you know twenty years you know nine hundred ninety nine hundred ninety one we've been the bombing the dozen years of between then a second invasion then we put in place puppets who maleki amazingly is still there one of the guys we've been working with for a decade these people do not have the credibility that they would need to be true
leaders political leaders of a unified iraq and they're facing problems that are well beyond their capabilities . or to cairo for the r.t. will debate now is where students and support before merge option president morsi sparked protests at a university in cairo on wednesday demonstrators smashing windows throwing springs or fifi on the walls insulting the current military backed government security forces did end up storming the campus off of the stock for crest of their intervention. and government forces have taken control of the main m twenty three base used in the democratic republic of congo since the rebels seized a large part of eastern congo at least eight hundred thousand have been made homeless by the rebels leader was reported to have crossed into uganda to sign a peace deal this comes after talks collapsed last week but there's more fighting. and the bodies of eighty seven migrants who had been travelling from algeria. in
found in the desert they died from dehydration and their vehicles broke down close to the border and more than half of the victims were children part of the group did manage to make it back and inform rescuers every year thousands cross this part of us a horror to reach the north african coast and then travel illegally into europe. and al-qaeda linked militants have allegedly killed at least thirty civilians and shellings in the syrian province of idlib locals say some survivors show signs of chemical poisoning meanwhile the long awaited talks on peace in syria may come a month later than planned stalled by a split on rebel representation from the syrian national coalition says it wants to be the only voice of the multi faction opposition. and the syrian conflict has already caused more than two and a half million people to flee their country yet about twice that number of are to leave their homes but they stay locked inside syria and it's often their plight
that gets overlooked. as this story too high but mark live is a refugee in her own country forced from her home by civil war she and her daughters are hiding some two hundred kilometers from the village in a three room apartment they share with another family their crime supporting president bush our side. the terrorists want to kill me they broke into my house to find me they looted everything they kidnapped six members of my family all because they are looking for me. a lot has been seared about the desperate situation facing refugees who fled across the border to neighboring countries but most of those forced from their homes by the spiraling violence are displaced within syria itself these internally displaced people remain extremely vulnerable and the numbers continue to swell. i've been told many times to stop supporting assad and everything will be fine but i won't change my principles no. when we're
bullfighters first got hold of through high birth she was eight months pregnant they keep her so badly she lost the baby but she refused to change her politics. i ran away with my children my mother is very dear to me it is now the second aid faster all that has passed without me being with her my mother has god by her side he will not abandon her they are kidnapping young people sixteen year olds and they're cutting them into pieces when asked if she'll give herself up for family sake through high by emphatically says no. if i die i want my daughters to continue in the same way everybody is going to die my mother may die but she wanted their last victim i may die to. syria's death toll stands at more than one hundred thousand with no sign of fighting a beijing for many internal refugees home remains
a distant dream for those like through high birth it's only their ideals that gives them the strength to carry on policy r.t. damascus syria. or as are lots of stories on our website right now including for this hour at a toxic burden at all to dot com you can learn how the japanese government plans to take on the cleanup of fukushima from the plant's operator that means those expenses now probably almost certainly going to fall on the taxpayers' shoulders. unflooded may have putin hopes barack obama has for the most influential man of the year i'll be at the prize comes with a liberal dose of ready made dictator cliches. it's good to have you with us here on our team today on re sushi and moscow get ready it's a karate chop straight through the gender barrier we take you to ukraine you better strap on your gloves.
the office of civil rights in the city of seattle washington has told city employees that certain terms may not be used to the official emails and discussions according to google fox news these terms would be brown bag and citizen ninety nine percent of americans when they hear the expression brown bag think of taking a nice healthy lunch you know in a brown paper bag to work with themselves but in a politically correct insanity land these words are an obvious reminder of the days when a person's skin color was compared to a brown paper bag to determine race well if any were even remotely linked to an incident of racism needs to be banned then we've got to get rid of the word blanket because they gave the native americans disease still blankets to kill them and they block their land with beads so we've got to get rid of that word to remember the separate drinking fountains and segregated buses based on race in america yes so we
can't say those words anymore either or we might just possibly remember something bad which could lead to the ultimate horror of the modern western world unpleasant thoughts. we see a lot of western countries the term citizen becoming offensive because it makes resident foreigners legal or illegal feel like second class people who compared actual citizens legally you kind of are if you're offended that you are not treated as a citizen of seattle why not assimilate become a citizen the united states join the team but that's just my opinion. i think. we're going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open process is critical to our democracy albus. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of
our government and across cynical we've been hijacked lying handful of friends national corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once built up my job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on to the world we go beyond identifying the problem you're trying to fix a rational debate and a real discussion of critical issues facing the book ready to join the movement then walk a little bit taking. place .
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